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Video: Over half of Northern Ireland’s 16-year-olds plan on working abroad


As people in Northern Ireland are marking two of their most important centenaries this year, a new survey discovers a younger generation's attitude towards internationalisation and language learning.

ARK’s annual Young Life and Times (YLT) survey asked 1,156 16-year-olds. The study found that these teenagers have a strong desire to work abroad, and thought that learning an additional language was beneficial for their future.

Out of those surveyed, we chose 20 16-year-olds to take part in a focus group, to learn more about their opinions on cultural life in Northern Ireland, learning languages and aspirations to study, live and work abroad.

More information on the study and full technical report can be found at http://nireland.britishcouncil.org

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